The FBI Saves Christmas

In 1988, Ernest saved Christmas (just ask anyone born before 1975). Well, in 2018, the FBI did the job. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department announced that they had seized the domains of more than a dozen DDoS-for-hirewebsites. Basically, these sites rent out access to infected devices or networks, allowing them to be exposed to denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, disrupting user access. In the past few years, hackers have ruined Christmas Day for millions of gamers by holding the likes of PlayStation & Xbox hostage using massive DDoS attacks. Fortunately, this year the FBI was on the lookout. And 15 year-olds around the world thank you.